Architecting Hybrid IT and Edge for Digital Advantage

Hybrid IT deployments are transforming business processes and enterprises are getting closer to the edge due to trends like edge analytics, 5G and IoT, according to the 451 Research Pathfinder report. To compete in this environment, enterprises must turn to a new architecture based on interconnection and leveraging colocation in multitenant data centers.

The advent of software-programmable interconnection extends reach, giving a colocation site access to many destinations around a fabric of datacenters. This creates economies of aggregation, as the enterprise can enjoy the network effect of being surrounded by connectivity options.

This Pathfinder report highlights:

  • Colocation and interconnection to rich ecosystems will help enterprises regain control over networking.
  • Enterprises must have the ability to reach markets globally and interact locally
  • The distance to critical resources and users is becoming a crucial factor and enterprises can adopt edge computing in ecosystem-dense colocation facilities


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